A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. The temblor was picked up at 20:44:23 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 121.9534° East, 24.4723° North, depth 21.01 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 12:44:23 / March 17, 2019 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.01 km (13 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000jhfy. Event ids that are associated: us1000jhfy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan.
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